Max Allard on Deering Live

Max Allard | Deering Live

Max Allard is a gifted young 5-string banjoist in the 3 finger style. He has been the winner of the 2018 RockyGrass Banjo Competition and the 2019 FreshGrass Banjo Award. He performs as a solo artist, in a duo with his brother Otto Allard, and has toured the midwest with the Minneapolis based progressive bluegrass band Barbaro.

Max has a new album out called Odes / Codes that was produced by banjoist Jayme Stone. You can take a listen to it below. He is an extremely good young banjo player. He is currently studying composition at the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory.

"A new mature and poetic voice on the 5 string banjo. Beautiful compositions and a very nice touch.”
— Béla Fleck


  • Richard Pollard

    As usual Deering live was wonderful and max is an amazing banjo player and person.

  • William Mcclean

    I am still struggling with the timing, on changing the Frets fluently. I am lucky too have 2 beautiful Custom made 5 Strings Banjos. I wear Digital hearing aids as well! I want to be amazing good Ambassador for people’s with different levels of Disabilities sir.

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